Lenny Dee

Leonard George DeStoppelaire (January 5, 1923 – February 12, 2006), better known as Lenny Dee, was an American virtuoso organist who played many styles of music. His record albums were among the most popular of easy listening and space age pop organists of the 1950s through the early 1970s. His signature hit, "Plantation Boogie", charted as a Top 20 hit in 1955. He also had a gold record with 1970's Spinning Wheel.

Dee played a variety of songs in numerous styles. He played original compositions, popular songs, and novelty tunes, and was a master of improvisation. Although his unique style was a pop/boogie-woogie blend, he also played ballads, country and western, jazz, rock, and patriotic songs.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 5, 1923, Died February 12, 2006 (St. Petersburg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 424 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 102830 6/26/1957 Little Rock getaway Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102831 6/26/1957 Cecilia Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102832 6/26/1957 Oh, lady be good! Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102833 6/26/1957 It's a sin to tell a lie Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102834 6/27/1957 Nobody's sweetheart Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102835 6/27/1957 Where or when Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102836 6/27/1957 Spring, beautiful Spring Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102837 6/27/1957 When day is done Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 102868 6/27/1957 Sleep Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105071 6/4/1958 Mood indigo Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105072 6/4/1958 Aren't we all? Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105073 6/4/1958 Linger awhile Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105074 6/4/1958 I'm thru with love Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105075 6/4/1958 June night Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105076 6/4/1958 I never knew Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105077 6/4/1958 Tenderly Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105078 6/4/1958 My sin Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105079 6/5/1958 I got it bad and that ain't good Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105080 6/5/1958 Careless Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105081 6/5/1958 I wonder who's kissing her now Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105082 6/5/1958 Paradise Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 105089 6/5/1958 After you've gone Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 2154 6/28/1950 Better dead than wed Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 2155 6/28/1950 Shovin' my lovin' Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
Decca NA 2156 6/28/1950 You are my sunshine Lenny Dee instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 76-100 of 424 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dee, Lenny," accessed May 29, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

Dee, Lenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643.

"Dee, Lenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311643

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